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Elevating packaging automation: Achieve unmatched OEE and flexibility

Transforming efficiency, quality, and sustainability in primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging automation systems

Elevating packaging automation: Achieve unmatched OEE and flexibility

In an industry challenged by evolving consumer expectations, rigorous quality criteria, and the urgency for sustainable practices, Balluff stands as your partner in innovation. Our advanced sensors, networking solutions, and other automation components are engineered to enhance Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) across primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging systems. We offer tailored solutions that cater to the unique challenges in packaging, including the flexibility required for small batches and frequent format changes.​

Dive into the world of packaging automation in 3D​

Engage with our interactive 3D visualization, focusing on key automated technologies deployed in primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging, such as fork light barriers, network modules, optoelectronic sensors, inclination sensors, and SmartLights.

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About this application

About this application

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In this packaging machine application, Balluff's integration of sensors, SmartLights, and network modules is key to improving OEE and aligning with the stringent demands of the packaging industry.

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Inclination sensors

Inclination sensors

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Many applications require precise position control as well as continuous tracking and monitoring of rotary movement. Inclination sensors from Balluff measure the deviation from horizontal or vertical axes up to 360°. The sensors are available with two different measuring principles, making them ideal for numerous industries and applications.

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Fork sensors

Fork sensors

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Our fork sensors with transmitter and receiver in one housing are easily adjusted. That reduces your expense, saves valuable time during start-up and supports reliable processes. When it comes to precision, Balluff fork sensors are unrivalled. Our comprehensive portfolio provides reliable solutions. Also for special applications like transparency recognition, water detection and web edge control.

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Contrast sensors

Contrast sensors

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Contrast sensors are high-resolution diffuse sensors that distinguish objects based on their gray values. Balluff rugged contrast sensors recognize even small differences in contrast, have a high switching frequency up to 30 kHz and are therefore particularly fast. They enable high positioning precision and are appropriate for a variety of applications, for example, in the printing and packaging industry.

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Network blocks

Network blocks

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Balluff has developed a new generation of network blocks for perfect linking of sensors and actuators. The system features highly versatile parameter setting and diagnostics possibilities that can be carried out via display, LEDs and an integrated web server.

The status LEDs on the modules are large, bright, and easy to read and interpret. This saves you time in setup, maintenance or troubleshooting. With an output current of up to 2 A, the Balluff network blocks are capable of driving almost any load. Each output also offers overload protection with LED indicator and a memory feature for easy troubleshooting. And the rugged, full-jacket enclosure also withstands high mechanical loads.

For you this means full-time, overall high performance.

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Smartlight

Smartlight

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The LED stack light Smartlight with IO-Link interface indicates operating states such as temperatures, fill levels or the position of a slide with a flexible colour spectrum using multi-colour LEDs.

You can individually define the colours and have important or critical machine states displayed. The colour scale indicates trends and progressions of physical variables.

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Safe I/O modules

Safe I/O modules

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The safe I/O module from Balluff is the first to combine automation and safety technology via IO-Link. With Safety over IO-Link, you get the best of both worlds. And integrating safety technology becomes easier than ever before.

All you need is standard M12 cables for connecting virtually any safety device. Parameters are configured centrally using the controller. Safety-re-lated information is sent directly through the master to the controller.

Using Profisafe over Profinet guarantees secure communication with the controller.


Discover top applications: components for intricate packaging processes​

Our suite of components is specifically designed to adapt to a wide range of packaging processes, including primary, secondary, and end-of-line, thereby optimizing OEE and solving unique challenges.​


Balluff's unique components: a competitive edge for machine builders & packaging producers​

Our comprehensive offerings serve both machine builders and packaging producers, delivering top-of-the-line components for quality assurance, sustainable operations, predictive maintenance, and more in primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging.

For machine builders:​

  • Customized components for specific automation systems and machines​

  • Easy integration with existing systems​

  • Enhanced machine performance and reliability​

  • Efficient machine-to-machine communication​

For packaging producers:​

  • Boosted production efficiency and OEE through automation​

  • Enhanced product quality and uniformity​

  • Decreased downtime and maintenance expenses​

  • Greener production with sustainable automation methods and components


Key application areas in packaging: Enhance excellence with OEE insights​

Explore seven critical areas where our innovative components excel in packaging, each contributing to the principles of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).​

Download the OEE expert book to explore these applications in-depth

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Your key products for enhancing every stage of packaging manufacturing automation

Discover the potential of Balluff's product range, meticulously designed to augment every stage of your primary, secondary, and end-of-line packaging production process.​


Connect & explore further: Your pathway to excellence​

Contact us today or explore additional resources below to advance your packaging automation journey.​

Downloads

  • Revolutionizing OEE in packaging food & beverage
  • Industry brochure filling and packaging Industry
  • Products for packaging, food and beverage for food safety
  • Our interactive brochure for you.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? We are at your disposal.

For all questions concerning commercial topics such as quotations, orders, delivery times, our inside sales department will be happy to support you.

Contact us directly by phone: +49 7158 173-555


Balluff GmbH

Schurwaldstraße 9
73765 Neuhausen a.d.F.

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